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NaNo Update [Nov. 21st, 2006|10:24 pm]
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35,050 / 50,000

I made it past 35K today in a massive writing flurry of nearly 5000 words. I know that might not seem like a lot to people that haven't done a lot of writing but, trust me, that's a lot when you also have to go to work during the day. :)

This actually puts me AHEAD of the word goal (by 50 words, granted). But it's the first time I've been ahead of the average pace since day 2 when I got sick. So... YAY!

[User Picture]From: wordslinger
2006-11-22 06:35 am (UTC)
Yay!!!! go Nicodemus!!
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[User Picture]From: ysengrin
2006-11-22 07:19 am (UTC)
{gryn} I'll be caught up to you around 1am ... I find I write better at night, and DF is putting up with my weird sleep schedule to get this done ...
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[User Picture]From: wolfstoy
2006-11-22 07:41 am (UTC)
Wow, that's a whole lot in a day. Will you make the 50K mark on time?
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2006-11-22 06:34 pm (UTC)
If I can maintain an average pace of 1660 words per day until the end of the month, then yes. (That's the fun of a precisely quantifiable goal!)
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2006-11-22 06:39 pm (UTC)
The book I'm writing is "Agent Fisher and the Battle for Broccoli".

I'm doing it as part of National Novel Writing Month, affectionately known as "NaNo" or "NaNoWriMo". This is my second year participating. Last year's (a fantasy novel which I hope to publish) has been taken through a couple draft stages and is, in the current version, around 115K words.

This year, it's a much fluffier piece of satire and will probably top out at around 60K. But the goal of NaNo is just to be able to write 50K words of connected fiction (that being their rough and minimal definition of "novel"), so I'll "win" if I just pass the 50K mark by the end of the month.

BTW, hello and welcome to my LJ. Sorry I totally spaced on replying to your earlier comment! :)
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[User Picture]From: twopiearr
2006-11-22 06:41 pm (UTC)
Well done sir!

(actually read your excerpt yesterday, and kudos for coming up with the most plausible explaination for super spies that i've ever heard of! :)
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2006-11-22 07:08 pm (UTC)
Heh, thanks! I'm having fun walking the line between cliche and realism with this one. :>
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[User Picture]From: shalora
2006-11-23 07:13 am (UTC)
That's fabulous! w00t! I'd throw a party, but I've got my own writing to do! ;)
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